Another from my photo crochet series that I worked on while we lived in Indonesia. I really want to make a large scale piece like this, but I just haven’t take the time to do that. Maybe that can be a 2019 goal. I’d also love to take commissions for these… Anyone out there have a family picture that they need embellished?
I’ll be popping up in Redmond this week at the Facebook holiday market. It’s FB employees only, so unfortunately not open to everyone. But lucky for FB I’ll have tons of these Raya Exchange pet bandanas at my booth. Blanche looks great in hers, right?
It just looks like folded fabric, eh? But these pieces of Raya Exchage are sealed in beeswax and pine resin. With just the heat of your hands you can mold them over the top of a jar or around a block of cheese to keep it fresh. These are my sustainable alternative to ziploc baggies and plastic wrap.
I’ll be selling sets of three at the Facebook pop up next week (it’s a private event for FB staff, sorry!). If they are popular, maybe I’ll put some up in my shop. If you’d like to DIY your own, there are plenty of tutorials on Pinterest. Quick Tip: I used the iron between two sheets of parchment melting method, rather than melting the wax onto fabric in the oven.
See those pillows with the black and white batik down the middle? I made those and they’re for sale in a real store! Trina from Perry and Carlson does a beautiful job curating her shop and I love that my work fits in with their aesthetic and high design standards.
I embroidered this denim vest many moons ago when my husband and I had just started dating. I remember sitting on the sofa in the basement of his parents house working away on my badass vest. I don’t wear it as much as I should, but I love it so.
This is a doll that I made with Raya Exchange fabrics. I made a collection of these for a pop up and didn’t sell a single one! I sent one to my friend Carley for her baby Lucy and Carley loved it so that’s what counts.
Pendleton shirts are typically items that would be out of my price range, unless of course they’re at Goodwill with holes in the elbows. That’s how I came by this wool button up. But with the pearl snap buttons and perfect camel colorway, I knew I was getting it regardless.
So after I made the purchase, I used a coordinating wool yarn to crocheted some simple circles. I stitched those on as elbow patches and voilà! The shirt is good as new and I’m looking warm and fly all over town.
I’m a maker, I make stuff. But I don’t always display and share my projects. I’m starting this journal as a way to simply and consistently share my fiber arts practice. No big, in depth posts, just an image and short caption.
This piece from a series I started while living in Semarang Indonesia. I purchased a small wallet of vintage photographs at a flea market and slowly began to embellish them with embroidery and crochet. This pink piece is one of my favs.